History of Christian Dogma: by Ferdinand Christian Baur

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History of Christian Dogma is a translation of Ferdinand Christian Baur's Lehrbuch der christlichen Dogmengeschichte, second edition, 1858. The Lehrbuch, which Baur himself prepared, summarizes in 400 pages his lectures on the history of Christian dogma, published post-humously in fourvolumes. Baur, professor of theology at the University of Tubingen from 1826 to 1860, brilliantly applied Hegelian categories to his historical studies in New Testament, church history, and history of Christian dogma. According to Baur, "Dogma" is the rational articulation of the Christian "idea" orprinciple - the idea that God and humanity are united through Christ and reconciled in the faith of the spiritual community. Following an introduction on the concept and history of the history of dogma, the Lehrbuch treats three main periods: the dogma of the ancient church or the substantiality of dogma; the dogma of the Middle Ages or the dogma of inwardly reflected consciousness; and dogma in the modern era or dogmaand free self-consciousness. The entire history is a progression in the self-articulation of dogma through conflict and resolution, moving gradually from objective to subjective forms and to the mediation of subject and object by the philosophers and theologians of the early nineteenth century. Thedetailed analyses provide a wealth of information on individual thinkers and doctrines that is still relevant today.

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History of Christian Dogma is a translation of Ferdinand Christian Baur's Lehrbuch der christlichen Dogmengeschichte, second edition, 1858. The Lehrbuch, which Baur himself prepared, summarizes in 400 pages his lectures on the history of Christian dogma, published post-humously in fourvolumes. Baur, professor of theology at the Univers...

Peter C. Hodsgon is Emeritus Professor of Theology, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University. With Professor Brown, he co-edited and translated Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, Volume I: Manuscripts of the Introduction and the Lectures of 1822-1823 (OUP, 2011). Robert F. Brown is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of re...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:September 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Editorial IntroductionHistory of Christian DogmaPreface to the First Edition (1847)Preface to the Second Edition (1858)IntroductionFirst Major Period From the Apostolic Age to the End of the Sixth Century The Dogma of the Ancient Church, or the Substantiality of DogmaPart 1. From the Apostolic Age to the Council of NicaeaPart 2. From the Council of Nicaea to the End of the Sixth CenturySecond Major Period From the Beginning of the Seventh Century to the Reformation The Dogma of the Middle Ages, or the Dogma of Inwardly Reflected ConsciousnessPart 1. From the Beginning of the Seventh Century, or Gregory I, to the Beginning of Scholasticism, or Anselm of CanterburyPart 2. From the Beginning of Scholasticism to the ReformationThird Major Period From the Reformation to the Most Recent Times Dogma in the Modern Era, or Dogma and Free Self-ConsciousnessPart 1. From the Reformation to the Beginning of the Eighteenth CenturyPart 2. From the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century to the Most Recent TimesBibliographyIndex